I haven't posted anything or have drawn this much this summer. My dad passed away on July 10th, 2010, very, completely, unexpectedly. One minute he was here, the next, he was gone. Gee I love commas huh.
He was an amazing guy, and I will talk about him for the rest of my life. He completely backed up my dreams and career wishes. My dreams became his dreams. And he didn't question it when I wanted to get into the field of animation, of all things. No one in my family is an artist, I always talk about how they must've picked up the wrong baby from the hospital. The support I received and still receive today is astounding because I know there there are people out there who don't get supported to chase their dreams. He went so far to help me get to my dream school, CalArts. He was there the moment I got the call saying that I was accepted, and he was a part of my first year.
He sadly isn't continuing his journey, but I will take him wherever I go. In my decisions, in the quirks and habits that I've gained from him, in the looks that I have from him, in the lessons that he's taught me, the knowledge that you only need to act like an adult when needed, and especially all those sayings he would always be shooting off; "Lighten up Francis!" "Negative Nancy" "Because Willy likes cheescake."
He was the biggest kid that I knew and he had the biggest heart, he was fearless, he was from Ohio, and he the best dad I could've ever dreamed of having.
Expect frequent updates, I mean it this time. Doodles and artwork will be posted.
Look to the skies folks for my film idea this year.